It was on June 2008 when Diablo III was announced at the Blizzard Worldwide Invitational in Paris, France. Sadly, up until now, there has been no release date mentioned by Blizzard but on the bright side, we know that the game is nearing its release as the beta has been released last September 2011. I can’t wait for this game either, as it is one of my favorite dungeon crawling role playing games. Old players will have familiarities with the Diablo 3 as it borrows element form its predecessors. As for those who are not familiar with the series, it is a hack and slash dungeon crawling RPG with dark themes. Customization of characters as well as skills is also a major feature of this game.
As for the plot of the game, Diablo III takes place in Sanctuary. It is the world that you have to save from the evil armies of the Burning Hell. It is the same world as in Diablo II. This dark fantasy world is really unfortunate as the dark forces never get tired of ruining things and being the hero of this new generation, you have the responsibility to temporarily stop this evilness. I said temporarily because you know, Diablo IV might come out and take place in Sanctuary again.
As for the gameplay, expect it to be very similar with the previous game but with additions, refinements and improvements. The perspective is in top-down view which I actually prefer when it comes to RPG games. Of course there is a multiplayer through the Battle.net service. Other good additions are the enhanced quest system, the random level generator and the random encounter generator which ensures that the game will have variance when replayed.
And to spoil things a bit, let me introduce to you the different classes in Diablo III. It includes the new witch doctor, barbarian, wizard, monk and demon hunter. Wait, did I mention that you can now choose the gender of your character?